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distressed

adjective

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distressed

verb
past tense of distress

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The first known use of distressed was in 1613

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“Distressed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/distressed. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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